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Who? Celebs That Had To Change Their Names To Make It In The Industry
Who? Celebs That Had To Change Their Names To Make It In The Industry

In the entertainment industry talent is not enough to make it to the top, one has to have the talent, the right looks and the name to go with it. As a result people get surgery and some change their names to increase their chances of making it. Today we share some of your favourite stars birth names that they had to shift away from to stand a better chance in the competitive industry.

Marshal Mothers


If his mother stood on the street and called “Marshall Mothers come here” you wouldn’t expect rapper Eminem to come running, but he would because that is his real name Marshall Mothers not slim shady, slim or Eminem those are his stage names and alter egos.

Orville Richard Burrell


Otherwise known by his stage name Shaggy is a Jamaican/ American reggae, dance hall artist who made his mark and opened doors for many dance  hall artist in the USA and the world, Mr lover ,lover as he is also know goes by the name Shaggy well because Orville Richard Burrell wouldn’t have worked really.

Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam


Not only is his name very hard to pronounce but it also insanely long so Senegalese/ American artist Akon chopped his name to only Akon when he is on stage. This was a very needed cut because Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam would have been very hard to market and DJ would just skip his song coz ain’t nobody know how to pronounce his full name.

Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.


If he introduces himself by his real name in the AA meeting you could easily pass him as an ordinary guy but he is nothing close ordinary, he is a rapper that brought you more hits than your fire place. Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr is an American rapper better known by his stage name Nelly.

Caryn Elaine Johnson


Caryn is actually a very beautiful name for a baby girl, and I wouldn’t mind being known as Caryn Eilen Johnson but one particular entertainer chose to rename herself with a much wicked name none the less we still love her whether she goes by her real name or her stage name Whoopi Goldberg.

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter


Well we know her as Beyonce which is her real name but she is still Giselle, would you buy Giselle’s records??? Naaah

Alecia Beth Moore


Beth is a world famous rock star she has sold millions of records around the world under her disguise/ stage name PINK. Imagine if she went by her real name, who will go to a Beth Moore’s concert, my grandmother maybe?

Onika Tanya Maraj


She changed her name and butt to become head Barbie, yep the one and only Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Miraj, this was a much needed change because I don’t think anyone would have paid an MC named Onika / Tanya any attention.


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